*Award-Winning Canadian Craft Whiskies Round Out World Whisky Collection*
*Includes Pike Creek, Lot No. 40, Gooderham & Worts, plus Ungava Gin*
*Hotaling & Co. to Oversee U.S. Brand Management and Distribution*
(SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2018) – Hotaling & Co., premium craft spirits importer and distiller, formerly known as Anchor Distilling Company, is pleased to announce several new additions to its portfolio of award-winning spirits. Through a new representation agreement with Corby Spirit and Wine Limited, a leading Canadian marketer and distributor of spirits and wines, Hotaling & Co. will assume all U.S. brand management and distribution for Corby’s Northern Border Collection, which consists of the following premium Canadian whisky products: Pike Creek and Lot No. 40 (both currently available in the U.S.), as well as Gooderham & Worts. Additionally, Hotaling & Co. will add Corby’s Ungava Gin to its portfolio, following the brand’s transition from its current U.S. distributor.
“Hotaling & Co. has dedicated itself to aligning with the leading spirits producers in the world and we’re thrilled to form this partnership with Corby,” says Dennis Carr, Hotaling & Co.’s president and CEO. “We are proud to further expand our global whisky portfolio with these premium Canadian brands, which represent the best of our friends from the North. Through our representation, we are excited to share our excitement for the stories behind these bottles, and educate bartenders and consumers about the exceptional quality of these Canadian spirits.”
“I’m very pleased that Corby has partnered with Hotaling & Co. to continue the development of our premium Canadian spirits brands in the U.S.,” says Patrick O’Driscoll, president and CEO of Corby. “Hotaling’s well-established distribution network and expertise with craft products presents the ideal opportunity to take our Northern Border Collection and Ungava to the next level in this vital market.”
The new additions to the Hotaling & Co. portfolio are:
LOT NO. 40 RYE WHISKY
43% ABV; 750ml; $39.99 SRP
Inspired by a recipe that is seven generations old, Lot No. 40 is 100% rye whisky expertly distilled in small batches using only the finest locally sourced ingredients and then aged in virgin oak barrels. By distilling in a single copper pot still, the result is a whisky that starts off earthy and woody tasting and then becomes full bodied and complex with a velvety vanilla oak finish. It is named for the original Lot 40, a patch of land on which politician and whisky enthusiast Joshua Booth built and operated his first pot still. Today, Lot 40 is the personal obsession of Master Blender Don Livermore, who ensures it’s made the way rye whisky should be – one batch at a time.
- Best Canadian Rye Whisky – World Whiskies Awards 2018
- 96 Points – Whisky Bible 2018
- Whisky of the Year – Canadian Whisky Awards 2013, 2015
42% ABV; 750ml; $29.99 SRP
Aged for 10 years in Pike Creek, Ontario, Pike Creek Whisky is double distilled in column stills and then aged in its natural environment – a non-climate controlled warehouse that is subject to a varied northern climate that features dramatic seasonal swings in temperature. After 10 years, it is finished in rum barrels, imbuing it with its rich aroma and subtle butterscotch notes.
- Gold – World Whiskies Awards 2014
GOODERHAM & WORTS FOUR-GRAIN WHISKY
44.4% ABV; 750ml; $44.95
Valued for its bold and balanced layers of flavor, Gooderham & Worts is a premium blend of rye, wheat, barley and corn, harking back to its roots with William Gooderham and James Worts, who started as grain millers in the town of York, Canada, before starting a distillery in Toronto’s Distillery District in 1832, which later became the largest distillery in the world. A blend of pot distilled and column distilled rye, wheat, barley and corn, the flavors are both light and heavy – modern, rich and complex.
- 94 pts – Whisky Bible 2018
- Connoisseur Whisky of the Year, Domestic – Canadian Whisky Awards 2017
- Best Canadian Blended Whisky – World Whiskies Awards 2017
- Gold – San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017
43.1% ABV; 750ml; $29.99 SRP
Featuring a botanical mix of wild rose hips, Crowberry, Labrador tea, Cloudberry, Arctic Blend and Nordic Juniper, Ungava Gin is distilled in small batches using traditional techniques and a unique selection of 100% natural herbs and berries indigenous to the Ungava Bay region in Canada. It offers both a distinctive color and captivating flavor that is lively, smooth, fresh and floral.
- Gold – World Spirits Awards 2018
For more information about Hotaling & Co., visit www.HotalingandCo.com.
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About Corby Spirit & Wine
Corby Spirit & Wine Limited is a leading Canadian manufacturer, marketer and distributor of spirits and wines. Corby’s portfolio of owned-brands includes some of the most renowned brands in Canada, including J.P. Wiser’s®, Lot 40®, and Pike Creek® Canadian whiskies, Lamb’s® rum, Polar Ice® vodka and McGuinness® liqueurs, as well as Ungava® gin, Cabot Trail® maple-based liqueurs and Chic Choc® Spiced rum, and the recently acquired Foreign Affair® wines. Corby is a publicly traded company based in Toronto, Ontario, and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbols CSW.A and CSW.B. For further information, please visit website or follow on LinkedIn.
About Hotaling & Co. (pronounced ho-de-ling)
Hotaling & Co., formerly Anchor Distilling Company, is an importer and distiller of fine spirits headquartered in San Francisco. Originally established in 1993 by beverage visionary Fritz Maytag, fueled by the bold realization that there were no pot-distilled whiskies or high-end craft gins being made legally in America at the time. As a result, Anchor Distilling Company is credited with creating America’s first craft whiskey (Old Potrero) and gin (Junípero Gin) after Prohibition. In 2010, Fritz Maytag retired and sold Anchor Distilling Company to a business partnership that included Tony Foglio and London’s oldest wine and spirit merchant, Berry Bros. & Rudd. With the sale, Anchor Distilling Company expanded beyond production on Potrero Hill to incorporate importing a collection of super-premium craft spirits from around the world. Today, newly named Hotaling & Co., has earned a nationwide reputation for its curated portfolio of premium craft spirits imported into the U.S. that is made up of over 300 specialty products from 23 countries. The Hotaling name remains a part of San Francisco drinking culture as the distillery celebrates 25 years of production, a proud tradition that will continue into the future alongside the other core business pillars: importing and consumer education. www.HotalingandCo.com